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ERIC Number: ED001597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM.
Oakland Unified School District, CA.
EXPERIENCES WITHIN AN ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT ARE PROVIDED TO PREPARE DISADVANTAGED PRESCHOOL YOUTH FOR SCHOOL, TO INCREASE THEIR POTENTIAL FOR INITIAL SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO REALIZE THEIR INDIVIDUAL POTENTIALS. STRUCTURE WITHOUT RIGIDITY IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A PLANNED "PREPARED" ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE CURRICULUM OF LANGUAGE AND CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IS THE ESSENCE OF THE PROGRAM. OPPORTUNITIES ARE PROVIDED FOR CREATIVITY AND INVOLVEMENT, AND PROVISIONS ARE MADE FOR INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. THE SCHEDULE BEGINS WITH A PERIOD OF ACTIVITY WITH MANIPULATIVE MATERIALS DESIGNED TO FOSTER PHYSICAL COORDINATION, DEVELOPMENT OF SENSORY MODALITIES, AND LANGUAGE GROWTH. THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT PERIOD EMPHASIZES INVOLVEMENT THROUGH VERBAL OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND INCLUDES LANGUAGE AWARENESS, VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT, VISUAL AND AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT. ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS PHASE INCLUDE AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, TRIPS, MOVIES, RESOURCE PEOPLE, SCIENCE EXPERIENCES AND ASSEMBLIES. EXAMPLES OF EACH ARE GIVEN. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MORNING A NUTRITION PERIOD PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INFORMAL CONVERSATION AND LEARNING MANNERS. STORY GROUPS HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO VERBALIZE. CREATIVE ARTS INCLUDE ALL KINDS OF ART AND CONSTRUCTION MEDIA. A SAMPLE LESSON PLAN DESCRIBES ACTIVITIES WHICH MIGHT BE CHOSEN BY A TEACHER WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF PARENT AIDES TO ACCOMPLISH THE GOALS OUTLINED.
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Oakland)